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By Gene Gary and Gene Gary,Copley News Service | November 3, 1990
Q: We rented our condominium for a year, but are now preparing to return to it as our permanent home. When we decorated it, I invested in rather expensive wallpaper. My problem is that the renters did not take good care of our condo and some of the wallpaper is now smudged with stains. I would like to clean these walls, but I am unsure how to go about it. Do you have any suggestions?A: If the wallpaper is washable, such as a vinyl or vinyl-coated paper, most stains can be removed easily by applying thick soapsuds with a soft sponge, then rinsing well with clear water.
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By Peter Crispino and For The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Personnel and guests at Fort Meade gathered Thursday, on the anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost that day - and pay tribute to 411 fallen first responders with the unveiling of a stained-glass image that includes a piece of the World Trade Center. "It has been 13 years since New York City, New Jersey, and the D.C.-area emergency responders became the stuff of legend as firefighters, police officers and paramedic EMTs followed the call of duty into the pages of history," Deputy Garrison Cmdr.
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By Gene Austin and Gene Austin,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 10, 1992
Q: How can we keep knots from showing through the paint on our wood window frames?A: Coat the knots with a special stain-killing primer, such as Parks Undercover or Zinsser's B-I-N. Stain killers are sold at most home centers, paint stores and hardware stores. The primer will seal the knots and prevent sap from bleeding through.Stain-killing primers also can prevent bleed-through of water stains on walls and ceilings, crayon and grease marks, and similar stains that can otherwise ruin a paint job.Some painters use ordinary shellac for sealing knots and stains, but the special primers have a white pigment that, in my opinion, has better hiding power.
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By William E. Lori | August 31, 2014
Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment. The passage of the law, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin, and ended voter discrimination and segregation of schools, came amidst a tumultuous period that saw sit-ins, marches and mass protests staged from major cities to college campuses of every size.
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By Marlene Parrish and Marlene Parrish,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | January 7, 2004
It was a dark and stormy night. I was grounded by the weather, and the movie I had planned to see had yet to begin. With three hours to kill, I decided to tackle my No. 1 New Year's resolution: cleaning all the pots and pans in the kitchen. The job description was as follows: to remove interior stains and scour the outside crud and multilayers of cooked-on grease from the exteriors of a mishmash of American (mostly All-Clad) and European cookware. In three hours. What an optimist. The project got off to an energetic start, but after expending considerable elbow grease and going well into overtime, I threw in the towel.
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By Christina Minor and By Christina Minor,Cox News Service | October 20, 2002
On-the-job accidents can take on a new meaning when it comes to snagged pantyhose, coffee spills or frayed hems. Forget worrying about the computer server being down or a stuck file cabinet drawer. A dirty blouse can be enough to ruin anyone's workday. Throw in a missing button and stuck zipper, and the day could seem a total loss. But with a few quick fixes at your fingertips, a clothing mishap doesn't have to be a public fashion faux pas. STAINS Brian Sansoni of The Soap and Detergent Association recommends keeping stain-treatment towelettes or wipes in the office or car for those "away-from-home stains."
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun Staff Writer | May 31, 1994
SYCAMORE LANDING -- More than 100 amateur and professional archaeologists digging in a corn field near the Potomac River in Montgomery County have uncovered the remains of a walled Indian village nearly 600 years old.Scientists say traces of the wall, or palisade, uncovered here Sunday are the first found in Maryland since the 1930s."
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By Dolly Merritt | August 7, 1993
Around the house* Protect soft luggage when storing. Fold compactly and store in plastic bags on closet shelf or under bed.* When moving heavy appliances, rub the floor with a bar of soap so that the stove or refrigerator will slide easily. Be sure to remove the soap when finished.* Spruce up sagging, cotton ruffles on pillow shams. Spray with hair spray.* Clean dirty marble with a damp cloth or sponge that has been dipped in dry borax; rub off stubborn stains; rinse with warm water and buff dry.* Remove water spots quickly from wood dining table.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | April 26, 1998
Light choice: lanternsParty planners know that lighting can define a space, create a mood or set a tone for an event - and it's no less true outdoors than in. Better weather means more outdoor entertaining, from family dinners to weekend neighborhood barbecues. The Garden Place at Target stores offers a variety of lighting options, including several types of metal lanterns that can be hung from trees, lines or posts, or placed on walls or tables (at right, a Copper sunburst design, $14.95)
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | April 25, 2004
Mirrors add depth to a room, and, one hopes, beauty and a bit of decoration. But for many of us, our bathroom and vanity mirrors are simply functional accessories, or more plainly, sheets of glass on the wall. If your mirrors could stand for a little makeover, MirrorMate Frames offers decorative, affordable and custom-cut frames for any mirror in the house (see example above). Available in 17 styles and finishes, including traditional, contemporary, classical, trendy and natural looks, the frames are installed directly onto existing mirrors.
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By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun and By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
Doris Smithson from Greeneville, Tenn., was looking for a recipe for making "Stained Glass" candy. She said she used to buy bags of this colorful homemade treat at a church bazaar in Lexington, Ky., around the Christmas holidays and that it made great stocking stuffers. Wendy Sutula from Jessup shared her family recipe for what she calls Christmas candy that is almost certainly the recipe Smithson sought. While Sutula said making the candy is a rather time-consuming process, the end result is amazing.
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July 12, 2013
Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of trial by jury and shred our Constitution?" I agreed with those who saw the detention center at Guantanamo Bay as a terrible stain on our national values and called for its closure. As a supporter of the Green Party, I did not vote for President Obama in 2008.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
Fear is as fresh as the stubborn blood stains on the street in the 900 block of Bennett Place. Three men have been killed this year on this short stretch of three-story row homes, two within seven days of each other last month. Parents lock their children inside and few residents will talk about the violence, worried they could be next if they say the wrong thing. Resolved to stabilize the block, police pulled four metal gates across the street's mouth to restrict access and posted an officer there around the clock with orders never to leave unless a colleague radios for help nearby.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
Carole Lynn Maier, a stained-glass artist and former House of Ruth board president, died of an autoimmune lung ailment Feb. 24 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Kingsville resident was 60. Born Carole Lynn Smith in Baltimore and raised in Kingsville, she was a 1970 graduate of Perry Hall High School. At age 18, while living her grandparents, she changed her name to theirs, Maier. As a young woman, she moved to the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood. "She loved the city," said her husband, Mark Wiesand, who sells jet fuel for corporate aviation.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2012
More than a few East Coast buildings contain a Tiffany stained-glass window or two. But one structure in Baltimore can boast much more - a complete interior created by the famed designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany. St. Mark's Lutheran Church on St. Paul Street is considered such an exceptional example of Tiffany's work that it has been recommended for designation as a Baltimore landmark. Only one other city building - the Senator Theatre - has an interior that was singled out for landmark status.
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By Doyle McManus | June 21, 2012
If Mitt Romney wins the presidential election this fall, he'll have Harry Reid partly to thank. The Republican presidential nominee and the Senate Democratic leader don't have much in common politically. But they're both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - that is, they're both Mormons. So whenever officials of the LDS church are asked about the once-common concern that a Mormon president might take orders from Salt Lake City, they have a ready answer: Just look at Harry Reid.
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By Dolly Merritt | November 27, 1993
Around the house* Avoid tears from chopping onions. Place unpeeled onions in refrigerator for at least a half hour. When ready to peel, cut off tops and peel skin. Leave root intact while chopping.* Touch up small scratches on wooden furniture. Try wiping either brown liquid shoe polish, eyebrow pencil or coffee into the scratch. Buff lightly.* Remove grease stains from cuffs of cotton pants. Rub solid vegetable shortening into fresh stain and toss in washing machine with warm water and detergent.
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By Lois Fenton | March 21, 1991
Q:I have found that cotton sweaters are one of the most important elements of my wardrobe. I wear them year-round. Do you have any suggestions for how to care for them?A: We live in a comfort-controlled world, so cotton sweaters are logical year-round. And during this transitional season when the weather is changing from lion to lamb, cotton sweaters add just the right warmth and insulation. Warm in spring and cool in summer, cotton is comfortable to wear against the skin, with a T-shirt, layered over a shirt, or under a jacket.
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By Matt Vensel | May 1, 2012
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made some interesting comments about the New England Patriots, Spygate, and the Patriots' three Super Bowl titles during a Tuesday morning appearance on 98 Rock. Harbaugh, on the airwaves to promote the upcoming ALS charity run for O.J. Brigance, was asked by the 98 Rock morning show crew -- which I'm sure most of our Baltimore readers are familiar with -- about the New Orleans Saints and their recent bounty scandal, and also cheating in the NFL in general.
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